Half-Year Program Set for Jan. 28

January 20, 2014

Half-Year Program 2014We kick off the new semester with our 8th annual Half Year program on Jan 28, featuring keynote speaker and noted child welfare advocate Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao.

The goal of Half Year is not only to celebrate the beginning of a new year but to also bring together students, faculty, and staff to collectively explore and engage in dialogue on an important topic.

This year's theme is "Deconstructing the Modern Family," focusing on adoption, the foster care system, and other topics that explore how each of us define family. 

Joyce Maguire PavaoJoyce Maguire Pavao

Dr. Pavao has done extensive training, both nationally and internationally. She is an adjunct faculty member in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has lectured at Harvard, Smith, Wellesley, UCLA, USC, and Antioch, among other universities. She has consulted to various public and private child welfare agencies, adoption agencies, schools, and community groups, as well as probate and family court judges, lawyers, and clergy.

Additionally, she has worked closely with individuals, couples, and families with adoption-related issues, foster care issues, guardianship and kinship, as well as complex families formed through reproductive technology, single parent families, gay and lesbian families, and families through remarriage.

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